Com­mu­nity steps in to help Port de Grave fam­ily fol­low­ing house fire

The Compass - - Sports - Ed­i­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Steps have been taken to help a Port de Grave fam­ily get back on its feet fol­low­ing a dev­as­tat­ing house fire.

Fire­fight­ers spent sev­eral hours last Tues­day bat­tling an in­tense blaze at the two-storey house on the edge of Port de Grave near Lears Cove. The Bay Roberts Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment had to call in the Bay de Grave brigade to help fan the flames, which burned into the early evening. There were no re­ports of in­juries.

The fire dis­placed a fam­ily of four, the Steads. Al­ready, peo­ple in the area are mak­ing an ef­fort to help out. A fundrais­ing cam­paign on the web­site Fundly.com has Bay Roberts Mi­nor Soft­ball — a group one of the chil­dren is in­volved with — match­ing do­na­tions up to $400. It reached the $800 goal quickly and was set to end this week.

The Sal­va­tion Army Bay Roberts is cur­rently as­sist­ing the fam­ily and the Angli­can Parish of Port de Grave is col­lect­ing cloth­ing and toi­letry items on the fam­ily’s be­half. The monthly St. Luke’s Ju­bilee at the church hall in Port de Grave on June 13 will also serve as a fundraiser for the fam­ily. It starts at 7 p.m.

https://fundly. com/stead-fam­ily-fundraiser

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AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

This two-storey home in Port de Grave was com­pletely de­stroyed by fire last Tues­day, dis­plac­ing a fam­ily of four.

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